Tohoku University offers degree courses, open to both international and Japanese students, taught in Japanese and/or English. It also has degree courses for international students taught entirely in English. Application qualifications, procedures and application period vary depending on each graduate school.
An outline follows, but applicants should contact their desired graduate school directly for detailed information.
Courses Taught in Japanese
Application qualifications, procedures and application period vary depending on each graduate school. Applicants should contact their desired graduate school directly for detailed information.
Courses Taught in English (For degree seeking students)
Tohoku University offers a number of graduate courses conducted in English. Tohoku University's world-class research is the foundation of its high-quality education and provides students with rich research and learning opportunities. Further details can be found here.
If you wish to enter a graduate school, you should first look for a course that interests you and an instructor in your preferred field. The enrollment process differs depending on the course and instructor.
Step1. Get consent of acceptance from a prospective advisor.
You should first find a prospective advisor. Find faculty members in the field of your interest, contact them, and obtain consent of acceptance.
- To search by name, school, field, or keyword:
Link: Academic Research Staff at Tohoku University
- To search by department and/or school:
Link: Academics > Graduate Schools
- To search courses in English:
Link: Academics > Courses taught in English
Step2. Check application eligibility/procedure.
The following items differ depending on the graduate school. Contact the academic affairs section, or office in charge of admission directly or through your prospective supervisor for details.
- application eligibility, documents, and schedule
- entrance examination
- when and how to pay application fee
- scholarship availability
Step3. Submit Application Documents
Step4. Take an Examination
To become a research student, you should first find a professor to be your academic advisor, and contact him/her directly. Once you have found an academic advisor, you should undergo application procedures for the relevant faculty or graduate school. As a research student, you must pay the designated examination, admission, and tuition fees.
Special Auditing Students and Special Research Students
Exchange students will be admitted to Tohoku University as Special Auditing Students or Special Research Students as per exchange agreement.
Special Visiting Trainees
This status is given to students who receive training at Tohoku University for more than 3 days but less than 90 days. Students from countries having a visa waiver agreement with Japan usually do not obtain a student visa/student residential status. They are not "registered" students.